- Eswatini has confirmed ten cases of COVID-19 within its borders.
Entry and Exit Requirements:
- The Eswatini government has advised people to defer non-essential trips to mainland China.
- American Citizens traveling from COVID-19 high risk countries are restricted from entering Eswatini until further notice.
- American Citizens visiting Eswatini as tourists should plan to depart the country by March 20, 2020.
- South Africa is requiring visas for American Citizens.
- At Eswatini’s main border posts (currently Oshoek and King Mswati III International Airport), there are ongoing screening processes for persons who have recently travelled to mainland China.
- Some land border posts have been closed, including Sicunisa, Gege, Lundzi, Sandlane, Bulembu, and Nsalitje.
- Persons exposed to an individual with possible infection are requested to self-quarantine for 14 days with follow-up by the Ministry of Health.
- The Ministry of Health has established a toll-free hotline (975) to answer COVID-19 questions and receive reports of suspected cases, particularly from those who have traveled recently to mainland China. The government has designated a focal point for Eswatini’s COVID-19 response. It has also designated one isolation ward within a primary health care facility and a second isolation ward in an alternate health care facility for coronavirus case management.
- COVID-19 crisis page on travel.state.gov
- CDC page on COVID-19
- State Department COVID-19 Information
- Travel.state.gov – Eswatini Information and Travel Advisory page
Want More Info on COVID-19?
- CDC: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) > Symptoms & Testing
- WHO: Rolling Updates on Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)
- Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University
- Researchers Predict Potential Spread and Seasonality for COVID-19 Based on Climate Where Virus Appears to Thrive